Hi everyone, long time no see. I'm setting up my ADA 60f again for my dwarf puffers, this time it will be a blackwater with some easy plants and no CO2. I was wondering how dim I should have my Twinstar 600e, I'm looking to grow Vallisneria nana, Cryptocoryne wendtii and Helanthium tenellum...
Final full tank shot:
36, 36, 43H (Askoll Pure LED M)
Colombo FloraGrow CO2 alternative (2mls daily)
4 stage (mechanical, fine, carbon & biological) inbuilt in hood
7 watts inbuilt LED in hood
8 hrs / day...
My tank (Fluval Roma 125) is now 6 months old and ticking over quite nicely, apart from the fact I'm still battling a bit of soft brown algae on the glass. My water parameters are fine so I'm thinking the solution may lie in reducing the amount of time my lighting is on. It was on...
So I've spent an inordinate amount of time considering what tank I'd want for upgrading from my 45P. Starting out considering a 60P, from there on fantasizing about 90Ps and 120Ps (ignoring the fact that my floors seems to be made of custard). Back to the 60P as an immediate upgrade. Then I was...
New here, however been lurking a long time.
Wonder if you guys would be able to help me. Had what I would call a mid tech tank (due to the liquid co2) setup for about six months now. However I'm not too happy with it. I seem to get pretty much continuous crypt melt. New growth is fine...
I've been alluding to this a few times. Originally this was temporary holding for ???, set up very quickly and thrown on a small stand in our bathroom; back in august last year...
Finally got a few days of to muck about with fish stuff, and had planned to move this, and make a permanent home...
I have some crypts (I believe the are wendtii) they are growing quite rapidly around my tank as in many runners, but they dont seem to get taller and thicker.
The strange thing is when i first bought it, it didnt run at all and grew very thick and was lovely, now its had a change of...
Looking for suggestions for crypts that will grow up to about 30-40cm ish in low tech, soft water, conditions. For new set up i'm working on.
Previously had lowtech success with:
But had low tech failures with:
Here's a video of me aquascaping a Dennerle Scapers Tanks using some very cool plants, and with guest appearance from the legendary Stefan Hummer aka The Plantahuhter!
I hope you like it!
This is my first rescape of a tank I set up in March 2015. It was my first tank for about 25 years! It was fairly successful, semi-low tech (daily liquid Co2, weekly complete ferts). This is what it looked like before I dismantled it.
Onto the new scape, which is intended to be low tech...
Hi, everybody. I just wanted to show you my low-tech \ nano tank.
The tank is Wave Box 40 Cosmos (25 liters), with a small internal corner filter, heater and the light originally included was a 20W Cosmos Freshwater, but I recently changed it to a 25W light (1400 lumen, 6500K).
I've written most of this elsewhere on these forums, but as I'm now going to keep this tank I thought I'd start a journal for it too.
Dimensions: 90 x 30 x 38cm
Lighting: 3x 25W T5
Filtration: A tiny little internal filter that barely works... (In fact it hadn't been working at all for about 3...
I have 2 crypt's, one i believe is cryptocoryne wendtii brown, the other is similar but less waves on the leaves and also smaller.
Actual image but with direct flash (sorry) , :angelic:.
The 2 crypts side by side. C. wendtii brown on the left. On the right the other...
Hi, this is my first journal here on UKAPS, feel free to let me know what you think.
Fish R Fun 17L Cube tank (Open Top).
Lighting: AquaRay 400 nano tile with controller set @ Photoperiod 3:15pm to 10:15pm, 10% intensity, 100 minute ramp up and ramp down.
Filter: Boyu external, with...
Finally got round to stripping down my existing low-energy scape and starting a new one...Scape-Horn; so called 'cause of the pointy rocks...did you see what I did there?:D
I'm using my usual mix of 1:1 moss peat and aquatic compost. Its 60mm at its deepest and the sand cap is a similar depth at...
this is my first journal, and so is a big step for me, Into the world of Constant updates :P
I've taken some inspiration, and looked at some peoples advice on here closely - thanks!
So here we go.
My aim is to create a rock based setup, using Ryuoh (sick of typing 'you' then having...
Hello one and all,
after spending many an hour reading and viewing some of the huge number of exceptional planted tank journals on the ukaps forum, i thought it about time i shared my 1st attempt at an aquascape.
Having kept fish for about 15 years ive always been in...